Jessica Gottlieb is a PhD Candidate in her fifth year at Stanford. She is conducting research on political development and government accountability in poor countries. Her dissertation focuses on one developing democracy, Mali. Variation across Mali's 703 democratically-run municipalities permits comparative analysis of the determinants of accountability at the local level.
Guillermo Trejo is a professor of political science at Duke University. His research interests include Comparative Politics, Behavior and Identities, Security, Peace, and Conflict, and Political Institutions.
Arash Abizadeh is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and an associate member of the Department of Philosophy, McGill University, and specializes in contemporary political theory and the history of political philosophy.
Wendy K. Tam Cho is Professor in the Departments of Political Science, Statistics, and Asian American Studies, Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Faculty in the Illinois Informatics Institute, and Affiliate of the Cline Center for Democracy and the Computational Science and Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fred Finan is a professor of economics at UC Berkeley whose research interests are Development Economics and Political Economy. He is an affiliate of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development(BREAD), and a research fellow at IZA and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).